“The plan for every player on our team is they have to beat somebody out if he wants to play. No one is entitled to play.”

Head coach Nick Saban on lineman Deonte Brown, who is now eligible after serving a four-game suspension

“Playing SEC schools, they are a moving a lot bit faster, they are a little stronger. I think it’s fun.”

Defensive back Xavier McKinney on having SEC opponents the next six games

“Once they got the play call they were like, ‘oh this is the route that’s going to catch the touchdown.’ So they were doing rock, paper, scissors over who was going to run that route.”

Receiver Henry Ruggs on teammates DeVonta Smith and Jerry Jeudy in last week’s game with Southern Miss

“It was very nice. He played it like a receiver, like he was grabbing the ball as a receiver. He played the route well.”

Defensive back Patrick Surtain II on Trevon Diggs’ interception last week